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Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market continued to escape the rain last Saturday. I kept looking south at the dark clouds coming our way but, after bowing to the wind genie they went over to our neighbors... [Read more]

‘Bakelite 78’ will rock Marvista Park for FREE this Sunday, July 17

‘Bakelite 78’ will rock Marvista Park for FREE this Sunday, July 17

Bakelite 78 will rock Marvista Park on Sunday July 17, from 5 – 6:30 p.m.! Join your neighbors for this fun and FREE event at the park, located at 19990 4th Ave SW (map below). Here’s more about... [Read more]

Water rescue retrieves two crabbers off Normandy Park Cove Saturday night

Water rescue retrieves two crabbers off Normandy Park Cove Saturday night

A water rescue occurred off the shores the Normandy Park Cove on Saturday night, July 9. Authorities say that a 12-foot aluminum boat with no motor and two occupants capsized while crabbing, knocking them... [Read more]

PODCAST: Gunshot puts campus into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode; Jack Mayne…

PODCAST: Gunshot puts campus into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode; Jack Mayne…

Here’s episode #57 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on November bond issue election

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on November bond issue election

By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [Read more]

City of Normandy Park selects Daniel W. Yourkoski as new Chief of Police

City of Normandy Park selects Daniel W. Yourkoski as new Chief of Police

The City of Normandy Park announced Tuesday (June 21) that it has made a conditional offer of employment to Captain Daniel W. Yourkoski of the Medina Police Department to become its next Chief of Police.... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. SAVE THE DATE: The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park is rallying its members, sponsors and the surrounding communities for the annual... [Read more]

Normandy Park City Council approves purchase of four new city police cars

Normandy Park City Council approves purchase of four new city police cars

By Jack Mayne After debate over several weeks, the Normandy Park City Council voted to spend $193,000 over five years for four new police cars to replace “dilapidated vehicles” costing too much to... [Read more]

City Council considers new police cars; passes homelessness ordinance

City Council considers new police cars; passes homelessness ordinance

By Jack Mayne With aging and dilapidated police cars, the Normandy Park City Council is trying to decide whether to buy four new cars or only two, even one, right away. Acting Police Chief Brian Sommer... [Read more]

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is featured in this month’s Highline Public Schools’ #HighlineAlum social media campaign. West is a 1985 graduate of Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. West... [Read more]